Child Custody Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 2817)
This law was last updated on Sep 16, 2019
H.R. 2817 would make it a crime to knowingly transport a minor to another state to obtain an abortion without satisfying a parental involvement law in the minor’s resident state.
The bill provides an exception for an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a minor whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or condition.
A person who violates this law would be subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to one year in prison, or both.
This bill prohibits an individual who has committed incest with a minor from knowingly transporting the minor across a state line to receive an abortion.
5/16/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
6/26/19 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.